Crafty Snaps: Liquid Lounge at the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

As part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2011, we hosted two Liquid Lounge sessions on the banks of the river featuring a host of Australian brewers and Mikkeller. Here's what went down.

Take Your Pick, People!

A few weeks ago, we launched The People’s Pint, a competition to find a beer invented by the people and chosen by the people for the people. Open to any Australian over 18, all we asked for was a…

When Gypsy Met Goat

The 20th anniversary Melbourne Food & Wine Festival is about to draw to a close after a massive 20 day celebration. It’s been the biggest ever festival and the one in which craft beer has taken centre…

Good Beer Week Is GO!

As anyone who attended this week’s Fed Square Microbreweries Showcase or has been paying attention on Twitter will know, the Good Beer Week 2012 program is out. That means it’s time to get ready…

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Crafty Films: Thunder Road Brewing Gets Dark

When Thunder Road launched its first beer, the Full Steam Pale Lager, the brewery team made it clear that its ultimate aim was to try and win over the 98 per cent of the Australian beer drinkers not yet…

New In Town

The Sydney suburb of Newtown is an eclectic one. Gentrification battles with counter-culture; most stores are independent and there are few chain stores open amidst the walls plastered with anti-corporate…

Head For The Hills

No one should ever need much of a reason to head to Victoria’s northeast. The High Country has plenty going on whether you’re into mountain biking, hiking, fine wine, skiing, gourmet food, extreme…

Mash And Jasper

With the popularity of their Pacific Ale showing no signs of slowing, it seemed for some time that all the Stone & Wood team had time for was brewing more of the beer and installing more and larger…

Come Together. Again.

It’s collaboration time in Australia this week with no fewer than four cross border brews taking place. On Wednesday, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, the man behind Mikkeller, and Dave Bonighton went to work on…

A Crafty Conference

Brewers from all over the world will be gathering in Melbourne at the end of March for the Institute of Brewing and Distilling’s Asia Pacific Conference. Over six days, the event will combine an…

Blog of the Month: Water & Hops & Malt & Yeast

In recent weeks, you may have spotted an article or three on The Crafty Pint from Nick O. Nick is a Kiwi now living in Sydney who has submerged himself in the local craft beer scene then made himself known…

Islands of Gold

It was a mix of old and new at the recent Sydney Royal Fine Food Show’s beer competition. The old: Matilda Bay picked up its usual trophy for the Alpha Pale Ale (but will it mean they start pushing their…

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A Crafty Half Dozen

Over the course of the past few months, The Crafty Pint has spent a lot of time on the road, making its way around dozens of craft breweries and the best bottleshops and beer bars in the land. And, slowly…

The South West Beer Festival 2012

When the Western Australian Brewer’s Association (WABA) made its long-talked-about WA Craft Beer Showcase a reality in November last year, it seemed that Kevin Costner’s limited wisdom had finally…

Brew & A: Van Dieman

It’s been a while since we dusted down the old Crafty Brew & A feature. Not our fault necessarily – it seems you lot are drinking so much craft beer that our beloved brewers don’t actually have time…

Diggin' The Quarie

A couple of years ago, The Crafty Pint made a first visit to Freo’s Sail & Anchor. The onsite brewery was no longer pumping out beers and the place felt a little tired, as if it was the end of…

The Scandinavian Invasion

They’re like buses, these Scandinavian brewers. You wait an age for one to come along and then you get three at once. Mind you, they make much better beer than buses. In fact, at the minute they’re…

20 Days To Go!

We’ve had big beers, sweet beers, smoked beers and spicy beers. We’ve had beers for summer, beers for winter, beers for love and beers for the bitter. We’ve had straight humour, toilet…

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